William H. ClaytonHome State: Massachusetts
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 12th Massachusetts Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Age 19, a shoemaker from Hampstead, New Hampshire on enlistment in July 1861. He was in Company C.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
Wounded again at Gettysburg, PA on 1 July 1863.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1.
1 Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pp. 18 - 21 [AotW citation 6724]
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